Founder and instructor, her love for Pilates is what made Coreworks possible. Fran holds a comprehensive Pilates certification from Balanced Body, and has completed all levels of training on the CoreAlign unit. Additional training was completed through Stott Pilates and PHI Pilates. Fran is also a Licensed Buff Bones Instructor. Fran has been practicing and studying Pilates since 2000.
Fran opened the first Coreworks Pilates Studio in 2003 in order to provide a non-threatening and warm environment for students to exercise and pursue their wellness goals. Fran believes 100 percent in the importance of the mind body and breath connection for increased ease of movement and quality of life.

 

Sara is the Program Director at Coreworks. Sara is a Comprehensively Certified Pilates instructor and Master Instructor with Balanced Body and has also trained with STOTT Pilates, PHI Pilates and the Pilates Coach. In addition to Pilates, Sara is a CoreAlign Master Instructor and runs the Coreworks Mentor Program.  She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and a certified Booty Barre instructor.  Sara has been practicing and studying Pilates and yoga since 2000.  Sara brings the variety in her education background to her teaching style and enjoys working with all levels of students. Additionally, Sara works with individuals and small groups to make changes and improve lives as a hypnosis practitioner and meditation teacher.

Michele is the Education Director at Coreworks and has been a certified personal trainer since 1993. As a personal trainer, Michele works with doctors and physical therapists helping to rehabilitate patients.  In addition, Michele runs the dance conditioning program at Coreworks.  Michele teaches all formats of Pilates classes as well as runs the Pilates teacher training program through Balanced Body.  
Mike Barbour, LMT, has been leading group fitness classes for over 20 years.  He combines his experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist with his training as a Peak Pilates level 2 certified instructor and group fitness instructor to bring his participants enjoyable, challenging and fulfilling experiences every time they're with him.  He is currently deepening his movement education through Balanced Body as well as adult ballet classes.  Coming to Pilates through a painful spinal injury and subsequent surgery, he has seen and experienced how Pilates can transform someone's relationship with themselves and their body.
Susan holds Pilates Mat, Reformer, and Tower certifications from PHI Pilates and Mat certifications from the Pilates Coach and additional training from Balanced Body. Susan has been practicing and studying Pilates since 1999. She began teaching in 2004 and currently teaches all levels of Mat.
Doreen Sheppard has over fourteen years teaching experience in the fitness industry. She enjoys working with clients one-on-one or in a group setting. She is certified in person training (NASM and ACE), group fitness (AFAA) Resist-A-Ball, and Spinning. She is currently pursuing a Balanced Body Reformer certification. Doreen enjoys running and road cycling in her spare time.
Chris became a certified Weight Trainer through IWA in 2004. She holds Pilates Mat and Tower Certifications through PHI Pilates and completed her Yoga Teacher Training program in 2007. Teaching since 2005, Chris teaches all levels of Mat, Tower, and Yoga. Chris is also a certified Massage Therapist and practices Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, and Heated Stone massage.
Laura Cannon has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation since 2003. She believes that deep healing is possible when we nourish our body, mind, and spirit through the practice of yoga. While she has studied in several styles of yoga, her classes are based in a strong Iyengar foundation and include an emphasis on flowing movement (vinyasa). Laura is currently completing her 200hr RYT through YogaFit. She is also an energy healer and meditation instructor in Ellicott City, MD.
Sarah received her Pilates Certification through Polestar Pilates in August of 2015. She believes in the balancing effect Pilates has and thinks that everyone can benefit from its method. Sarah has worked in the Physical Therapy field for ten years, and has seen just how important movement is to the health of the body. She is excited to share her passion for Pilates with you!
Megan began integrating Pilates into her fitness routine during her third pregnancy. The physical and emotional benefits of her practice were transformative and she has been a believer in the power of Pilates ever since. Megan is Comprehensively Certified by Balanced Body and teaches Mat, Reformer, Tower and Chair. Megan teaches at several studios and has piloted an Introduction to Pilates program as part of an employee Wellness Program at a local private school. Megan is also a mother of three, runner, photographer and active community volunteer. She credits Pilates for keeping her physical and mental well-being in balance and strives to share the benefits of Pilates with as many people as possible.
Jim Crowder, RYT 200, is a Certified Yoga Teacher with over 20 years’ experience in group instruction, personal training, and coaching. He combines his vast experience with an innate sense of biomechanics, enabling his students to better understand how their bodies should move into, hold, and move out of each posture more naturally. Jim’s overarching goal is to continually educate and inspire his students in their quest for physical, emotional, and spiritual self-improvement.
Joanna began her journey with Pilates in 2011 in Warsaw,Poland. On the first day of practice, her teacher started class by quoting Joseph Pilates “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body”. As a “skeptical” beginner, Joanna was amazed that everything that was said about Pilates became true. As a result, she has become a committed practitioner of Pilates, and in convincing others that thanks to this method, not only the body movement and strength can improve, but you will also gain greater balance and energy. You simply start feeling better! Joanna’s experience and her desire to help others find the benefits of Pilates fitness lead her to start her professional comprehensive Pilates teacher’s training. Through Balanced Body she is currently completing her comprehensive certification. In addition to practicing Pilates, Joanna also enjoys running, biking,cooking, reading, and traveling.
Abril is a Certified AFAA Group Exercise Instructor. She has over 8 years of experience leading classes of different levels and helping participants achieve their fitness goals. She found Yoga and Pilates in 2004 and has been practicing since then. Through personal injuries she has learned to honor her body, and understands the importance of a mindful and consistent practice. Abril completed the 200hr Yoga Alliance RYT in 2012 and currently teaches Reformer, Pilates Mat, Yoga and Les Mills programs.
Sabrae is a fitness enthusiast and has participated in a variety of exercise programs and activities including Running and Snow Skiing. That enthusiasm led Sabrae to Pilates in 2012 hoping that exercise would help with her with chronic knee and neck pain. After 3 months of Physical Therapy, Sabrae discovered how Pilates could not only help her recovery but could also be the key to lifelong wellness. Inspired to share her love of Pilates with others, she completed STOTT Reformer training as well as, Balanced Body training in Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Tower, Chair and Barrels. Sabrae loves teaching Pilates that "is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work." Joseph Pilates
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